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Grandparents Can Help Grandchildren in Aftermath of Tragedy

Posted on 04/15/2013 by |Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

Home & FamilyWhile details are still being learned about the explosions at the Boston Marathon, I wanted to share with you how you can help your grandchildren heal from a tragedy like this. We want them to be active and healthy throughout their lives, and encourage them to exercise —  perhaps even become a runner — and they might have questions about today’s events. So, how can we help our kids and grandchildren cope with these traumatic events? How can we help …

Immunizations: A Family Affair

Posted on 01/16/2013 by |Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingA visit to the emergency room with my Mom yesterday reminded me that flu season is paying an early, and unwelcome, visit this year. Our hospital, along with so many across the nation, was crowded with those suffering from the flu. We wore masks, offered as we registered in the ER, the entire time we were there … just in case. Last year saw fewer cases of influenza reported than ever before recorded — primarily due to a higher number …

Family-Friendly Apps at CES 2013

Posted on 01/11/2013 by |Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingI’m fired up about some of the family-friendly apps I discovered at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)! My goal was to find tech products that are user-friendly, help us enjoy and manage our lives, enhance our families and connect us. Here are two I’ve fallen in love with: Magisto: If you’re like me, you have a string of videos in your phone, computer, tablet or other device. You love capturing these moments, but once taken they just sit there. Here’s …

Cool New Tech Gifts for Grandkids at CES

Posted on 01/9/2013 by |Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

Your LifeCalling all grandparents! My first day at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas has proven to be pretty overwhelming but also totally exciting! The most fun I had today was checking out some of the cool tech items geared for kids. There are literally hundreds of toys, learning tools, games and other entertainment for kids on exhibition here. As I went through the exhibit hall, here are just a few items I loved in a variety of price …

Grandparents Can Help Grandkids in Aftermath of Tragedy

Posted on 12/14/2012 by |Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

Home & FamilyWhile details are still being learned about the explosions at the Boston Marathon, I wanted to share with you how you can help your grandchildren heal from a tragedy like this. We want them to be active and healthy throughout their lives, and encourage them to exercise —  perhaps even become a runner — and they might have questions about today’s events. So, how can we help our kids and grandkids cope with these traumatic events? How can we help …

Tips for Multigenerational Living

Posted on 12/13/2012 by |Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingI was pleased to be included as an expert in a recent NBC Nightly News three-part series on caregiving. The series culminated in a segment in which I was interviewed about multigenerational living. After many years of working with multigenerational families, and now that I, too, live in a multigenerational household with my parents and their live-in caregiver, I’ve learned a lot. Here’s a roundup of my tips for those of you in similar situations — or those of you …